SB 618 Prisoner Reentry Program
SB 618 Program Overview
The San Diego County Prisoner Reentry Program (Senate Bill 618) is a comprehensive multiagency collaboration designed to assist, educate, treat addictions, and transition parolees into the community. The program does not affect the length of an offender's prison sentence. Rather, it takes advantage of the sentence to treat any alcohol and drug addictions and improve educational and vocational skills. The ultimate goal is to produce law-abiding and self-sufficient members of the community and enhance public safety.
San Diego County is the first and only county authorized to create a multiagency plan and develop policies and programs to educate and rehabilitate nonviolent felony offenders. The diverse group of program partners, led by the DA's Office, includes the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), San Diego County Public Defender's Office, San Diego County Superior Court, San Diego County Defense Bar, San Diego County Sheriff's Department (including a subcontract with Grossmont Union High School District to do educational assessments), San Diego County Probation Department, and University of California, San Diego, San Diego Association of Governments, Reentry Roundtable and concerned community members. See the SB 618 Prisoner Reentry Program Brochure.
JJ Anderson, Community Programs Director
San Diego District Attorney's Office